Environmental degradation looms as the 21st century's biggest challenge. But is USC doing enough?

The winning
green team

With the program in its fourth season, vendors know the drill. They know to use compostable materials — and they are happy to participate in conservation efforts.

USC Teaching Garden

The USC Teaching Garden has planted over 80,000 crops of different varieties over the last two years.

A toxic breeze

As an oil drilling operator attempts to restart operations following a 2013 shutdown, local activists are stepping up.

Editorial Board

It's time for USC to recommit to the planet.

Wrigley Institute dives into sustainability

The Institute conducts large scale projects on Catalina Island to further its environmental initiatives.


As one sustainability plan nears its end, students push for the next one to be stronger.


At this 28th Street house, students have built an eco-friendly community.